"Milk Replacer" for chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by digitS', Feb 23, 2009.

  1. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    The same people that make Calf Manna make a chick starter.

    It makes me wonder if folks sometimes feed milk replacer to chickens. A milk protein should make a suitable substitute for soymeal or fishmeal in a ration but I don't really know how closely milk replacer equals casein. And, some replacers do not use soy protein, some do.

    The Poultry Nutrition people at the National Research Council have a chick starter formula using casein.

    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009

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